How much money do we spend on food?

How much money do we spend on food?

The Sunday Business Post recently ran a very interesting article on how much food costs relative to the whole household budget.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that spending on food currently accounts for about €1 in every €10 for a typical household.

According to the latest price statistics from the CSO, spending on food equates to 10.81 per cent of a typical household’s overall expenditure.

This means that, for every €100 spent, a sum of €10.81 was used to purchase food.

The article has some amusing facts such as spending on cheese has remained consistent for the last 50 years!


If you are trying to save money on food, we published a guide to how the big Irish supermarkets can help.


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